About P3 Pearl, Connie L. Lindsey

Connie L. Lindsey is an executive vice president of The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. She was appointed executive VP in November 2006, and is the first African American woman to achieve this title in the history of the firm. Effective September 1, 2009, Connie was appointed to a new role, head of corporate social responsibility, to advance Northern’s leadership on social and environmental issues worldwide. In this role, she reports to the president and chief executive officer.

Connie is responsible for the design and implementation of an overarching corporate social responsibility strategy for Northern Trust and for the development of global goals, policies, and programs appropriate to the Northern Trust brand and business unit strategies. In addition, she will provide oversight and leadership in Northern’s response to environmental matters as well as social issues within the marketplace, workplace, and the community.

During her induction ceremony, Lindsey described leadership: “Great leaders are great servants.” Lindsey believes that we serve the best interests of girls by ensuring Girl Scouts has the structure, focus, and programs necessary to sustain another century of preparing today’s girls to be tomorrow’s leaders.Prior to this appointment Connie served as group head of the Public Entities and Institutions segment, where she led a team of professionals responsible for the asset servicing and strategic management of clients in the public funds and not-for-profit sectors. She also served as director of enterprise relationship management within the Worldwide Operations and Technology business unit as well as deputy business unit head in Worldwide Operations and Technology, where her responsibilities included the oversight of the Finance, Strategic Planning, and Business Recovery functions.

In 2000, Connie served as a senior vice president in Northern Trust’s Personal Financial Services business unit, responsible for community banking, and personal and business banking for Illinois. She joined Northern Trust in 1993 and has assumed several roles in Corporate and Institutional Services including product management and consulting. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Connie worked at Ameritech Corporation where she held various positions in finance and accounting, including assistant treasurer of the Ameritech Foundation. She started her career at Wisconsin Bell in Milwaukee, Wis.

Connie is National President of Girl Scouts of the USA, and is the organization’s highest ranking volunteer in this 3.4-million member organization. Since her appointment in 2008, she has provided guidance in three vital areas—policy, fund-raising, and management. Connie is an integral part of the Girl Scout transformation, committed to building and sustaining membership growth and ensuring girls receive a premier leadership development experience. She is a member of the board of governors of the Metropolitan Club of Chicago; advisory board member, Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine; Leadership Greater Chicago fellow; member of the Economic Club of Chicago; and past board president of Bottomless Closet.

Connie has been recognized for her leadership professionally and in the community, including with the 2009 N’Digo Award for Leadership and Community Service. She is a recipient of Chicago United Business Leaders of Color award, a Diversity MBA Leadership award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Women Changing the World award, YWCA Leaders of Color award, and Chicago Defender Women of Excellence award.

Connie was featured in Black Enterprise magazine for her commitment to mentoring, and in Ebony magazine’s Power 150: an annual list of “The Most Influential Black Americans.” Moreover, she’s a recipient of Northern Trust’s Chairman’s Diversity award and Volunteer of the Year award. She is an Inroads, Inc. alumna and has been inducted into the Inroads Alumni Hall of Fame.

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